Matt Taibbi
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Matt Taibbi

Matthew C. "Matt" Taibbi (/taɪˈiːbi/; born March 2, 1970) is an American author and journalist. Primarily known for his work at Rolling Stone Magazine, Taibbi has reported on politics, media, finance, and sports, winning the National Magazine Award for Commentary in 2008. He has authored several books, including the upcoming Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus (2017) and the New York Times bestsellers The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap (2014), Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America (2010) and The Great Derangement: A Terrifying True Story of War, Politics, and Religion (2009).
Prior to his time at Rolling Stone, Taibbi worked and lived in the former Soviet Union for over a decade. He edited an English-language newspaper in Moscow called the eXile and also played professional basketball in Mongolia.
He and his wife Jeanne have two little boys and live in New Jersey.

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    • The Divide

    • American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
    • By: Matt Taibbi
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,291
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,158
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,167

    Poverty goes up. Crime goes down. The prison population doubles. Fraud by the rich wipes out 40 percent of the world’s wealth. The rich get massively richer. No one goes to jail....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Capitalism and Democracy Collide

    • By Michael on 04-20-14
    • American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
    • By: Matt Taibbi
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
    • Release date: 04-08-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,291 ratings

    Regular price: $33.60

    • Griftopia

    • Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America
    • By: Matt Taibbi
    • Narrated by: Patrick Egan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 680
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 456
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 449

    The dramatic story behind the most audacious power grab in American history....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • News In America

    • By Jerome on 11-23-10
    • Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America
    • By: Matt Taibbi
    • Narrated by: Patrick Egan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Release date: 11-02-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 680 ratings

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Insane Clown President

    • By: Matt Taibbi
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 991
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 895
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 888

    Dispatches from the 2016 election that provide an eerily prescient take on our democracy's uncertain future....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What Just Happened, Explained

    • By Gretchen SLP on 01-26-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • I Can't Breathe

    • A Killing on Bay Street
    • By: Matt Taibbi
    • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    A riveting work of literary journalism that explores the infamous police killing of Eric Garner - from the New York Times best-selling author of The Divide....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I had no idea!

    • By connie on 11-01-17

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Smells Like Dead Elephants

    • Dispatches from a Rotting Empire
    • By: Matt Taibbi
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    These excerpts from Matt Taibbi's "Road Work" column in Rolling Stone shine an unflinching spotlight on the corruption, dishonesty, and sheer laziness of our leaders....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Story decent but narration too fast

    • By John E Cao on 08-10-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Great Derangement

    • A Terrifying True Story of War, Politics, and Religion at the Twilight of the American Empire
    • By: Matt Taibbi
    • Narrated by: David Slavin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi set out to describe the nature of George Bush's America in the post-9/11 era....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A mixed blessing

    • By Kathleen Erwin on 11-13-08
    • A Terrifying True Story of War, Politics, and Religion at the Twilight of the American Empire
    • By: Matt Taibbi
    • Narrated by: David Slavin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 08-29-08
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 155 ratings

    Regular price: $23.93

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